Tag: water

Oct 9, 2013

To Sua: A Natural Swimming Hole in the South Pacific

To Sua: A Natural Swimming Hole in the South Pacific

Photograph by Simon Clancy Located in the village of Lotofaga (population: 1,089) on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa, is the To Sua Ocean Trench. An all-natural swimming hole with a large ladder and small dock, visitors can pay a fee ($15 for adults, $6 for children 7-15, free for kids under…

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Oct 3, 2013

‘Medusa’ Lake Turns Animals to Stone

‘Medusa’ Lake Turns Animals to Stone

In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monster with the face of a human female and a head of venomous snakes for hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn any creature to stone. In northern Tanzania, Lake Natron has had similar effects—on birds in particular. As part of his latest book, Across the Ravaged Land,…

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Sep 19, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Tallest Waterfall in the World

Picture of the Day: The Tallest Waterfall in the World

THE TALLEST WATERFALL IN THE WORLD Photograph by Adam Klukowski (ENT108) | klucznik.net Seen here from below is Angel Falls (Salto Ángel or Kerepakupai Vená) in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648…

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Sep 11, 2013

Lake Michigan’s Famous Frozen Pier and Lighthouse

Lake Michigan’s Famous Frozen Pier and Lighthouse

Photograph by TOM GILL Blog | Flickr | Google+ Located on Lake Michigan is the St. Joseph North Pier (google maps), which features two lighthouses (‘Outer’ and ‘Inner’) that were both built over a century ago. When the wind picks up during Michigan’s frosty winter months, large waves crash upon the pier and lighthouses,…

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Sep 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: Mist-Tanbul

Picture of the Day: Mist-Tanbul

MIST-TANBUL Photograph by Jürgen Horn and Michael Powell | for91days.com In this beautiful capture by Jürgen Horn and Michael Powell @ for91days.com, we see mist on the Golden Horn of Istanbul. The Golden Horn is an inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming the natural harbor that has…

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Sep 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Frozen Dew Drops

Picture of the Day: Frozen Dew Drops

FROZEN DEW DROPS Photograph by Alistair Campbell (Alliec on deviantART) In this stunning macro photograph by Alistair Campbell, we see frozen dew drops in the morning. Campbell mentions that this is a composite of several shots to increase the depth of focus. The frozen droplets were captured in the photographer’s own garden.…

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Aug 27, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Power of the Ocean

Picture of the Day: The Power of the Ocean

THE POWER OF THE OCEAN Photograph by NATHAN GIBBS Flickr | Twitter | Blog Seen here is a menacing looking wave off the coast of Todos Santos Island in Ensenada, Mexico. The wave was one of many big waves spotted at the Todos Santos Big Wave Event on February 28, 2010. The…

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